Learned advanced medieval chemistry from all the Arab people they slaughtered;
Spent the following centuries not even getting close to basic medicine and hygiene, but trying to make diamonds out of cheese or some shit.
Losing the sofa in the house move was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Interior snobbery almost at critical level.
The above image depicts the creature known as Scarabus Bibliophagus: The Heilingrode Cryptid. Discovered by Freidrich Moller in 1945 in the ruins of the Universität Leipzig, its history is clouded in rumour and controversy. Artistic fabrication, elaborate hoax, or physical remnant of some entity once stuck between worlds? Click here to learn more.
The Heilingrode Cryptid, and other curiosities from the world of Speculative Biology can be seen at Urbanmancy, a forthcoming exhibition by Artists Christ Richford and Jemma Watts, taking place between the 22nd to the 24th of August at Yallop’s Gallery, St Augustines Street, Norwich
Joseph Maria Olbrich, Ornament, 1903/04. Darmstadt, Germany. © Photo Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Dietmar Katz.
Joseph Maria Olbrich, color study for the garden exhibition, terrace flooring, 1905. Darmstadt. Foto: Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Werner Klimek